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Andhra govt to develop Vizag district as tourism hub: Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:00

The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to develop the picturesque and heritage-rich port city of Visakhapatnam and the district as a tourism hub.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Stable govt, global economic recovery can help Indian tourism

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:04

Benefiting from a stable government capable of bringing quick reforms and revival of global economy, the Indian tourism sector can look forward to an average annual growth of 7.9 percent per year till 2023.

Nepal warns using choppers above mountains

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 15:52

Nepal`s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has restricted the flying and takeoff of choppers above the base camp areas of all mountains in the Himalayan country, officials said on Sunday.

Goa minister seeks ban on bikinis

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 20:42

Having already triggered a controversy by his remark against "young girls going to pubs in short dresses", Goa minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Tuesday waded into another, saying bikinis should be banned on state`s beaches.

Over a dozen adventure tourism destinations soon in Uttarakhand ?

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 15:20

In a bid to revive the tourism sector badly hit by last year`s calamity in Uttarakhand, the state government has identified over a dozen places spread over eight districts to develop them as adventure tourism destinations.

Centre likely to consider converting INS Vikrant into museum

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:47

The Union Tourism Ministry has been asked to examine the feasibility of converting former Indian Navy warship INS Vikrant into a maritime museum.

Rs 125 cr tourism projects to be implemented in Puducherry

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 15:21

As many as 25 tourism development projects would be launched by Puducherry Government during the current fiscal at a total outlay of Rs 125 crore, Tourism Minister P Rajavelu said today.

Tourism dept to undertake mechanised cleaning of Goa beaches

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 20:55

Goa tourism department will begin the mechanised cleaning of various beaches on experimental basis from next week onward.

Tourist arrivals up in Nepal

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 18:22

Nepal`s overall tourist arrivals by air have increased by six per cent to 51,105 in May 2014 as compared to the same period last year but the number of Indian visitors decreased by seven per cent to 18,720, according to official figures released today.

World Bank, local officials discuss scope for Agra improvement

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 17:00

The development of Agra in general and of tourism facilities in the city in particular was the main agenda of a two-day meeting between representatives of World Bank and local officials here led by Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar.

Tourism industry is doing well: Kerala minister

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 14:19

Kerala Tourism Minister AP Anil Kumar on Thursday said tourism is doing well in the state as this industry is getting investment thick and fast.

Scientists warn of tourism threat to Antarctica

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 10:31

Antarctic scientists warned Wednesday that a surge in tourists visiting the frozen continent was threatening its fragile environment and called for better protection.